Mrs. Dorothy Asabea Opoku

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel:+233 547168381

Professional fields of interest:
Tropical Forest Management, Forest Silviculture and Biodiversity Conservation in the tropics, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Urban Forestry, Communication and Conflict Management

Professional background

  1. MSc. Tropical Forestry, Technische Universität Dresden (Dresden University of Technology), Germany – October 2015 to January 2018

  2. BSc. Natural Resources Management (Silviculture and Forest Management Option), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi- Ghana. August 2006 –May 2010

Research Project

Involved in the Schools’ Outreach and Sensitization Programme on Climate Change

Conference paper:

Opoku, P. and Akoto, D.A. (2019). Maximizing landscape restoration to the benefit of smallholder farmers in forest agro-ecological zones in Ghana. Tropentag Conference, Kessel Germany, September 18-20, 2019.

Awards/Fellowships Dean’s Award:

  1. 2017 - DAAD Completion Grant, Germany
  2. 2017 - BPSA-STUBE Sachsen Fellowship Award, Germany
  3. 2016 - GET Fund Scholarship Award, Ghana
  4. 2015 - ITTO Scholarship Award
  5. 2015 - UNEP/UNESCO/BMUP-CIPSEM Fellowship Award, Germany
  6. 2009 - Tropenbos Small Grant, Ghana


About us

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
Email : [email protected]